Panthers Frank Alexander Out For Season with Torn Achilles

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No one likes to lose a player to an injury but it really sucks when it’s the second major injury for your team during the preseason. Panthers lost Kelvin Benjamin last week with a torn ACL which will sideline him for the season and now projected starter Frank Alexander will miss the rest of the season as well.

It’s been reported that Alexander tore his Achilles in Saturday’s game versus the Miami Dolphins.

Although Alexander only played in one regular season game last year due to a combined 14-game suspension for violation of NFL’s substance-abuse policy, he was expected to be the starting defensive end for the Panthers this season. In Alexander’s absence, second year player Kony Ealy will be expected to step up. Ealy was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft and will now have a chance to prove his worth.

HT: BleacherReport

Panthers Frank Alexander suspended 10 games For Substance Abuse

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The depth of the Carolina Panthers front-seven just took a major hit.  Defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended 10-games for a substance abuse violation.

Alexander just finished serving a four game suspension for a previous violation. Alexander, 24, was taken by the Panthers in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He still has two years remaining on his four-year, $2.57 million rookie contract. Alexander has base salaries of $570,000 and $660,000 over the final two years of the agreement.

Panthers DT Frank Alexander Suspended For Violating Drug Policy

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According to Panthers.com, DT Frank Alexander has been suspended for using an illegal substance.

Panthers:

Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse.

He will be eligible to return to the Panthers’ active roster on Monday, Sept. 29 following the team’s game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 28. Alexander may participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

The substance used hasn’t been released.